Forage Extension Laboratory


Mail your completed form, sample, and payment made out to "University of Florida" to:

Forage Extension Laboratory
Range Cattle REC
3401 Experiment Station
Ona FL 33865

Forage samples will be received daily and results reported about 2 weeks from the date the sample is received. The report will contain crude protein and total digestible nutrients (TDN). The cost of the sample will be $ 7.00 (new price as of Nov. 2013).

Remember, properly collecting and identifying a forage sample is very important. Hay samples should be taken with a core where the sampler is driven into the end of a rectangular bale or the rounded side of a round bale. Several cores should be combined in one composite sample. Each cutting should be sampled and analyzed.

Pastures can be collected by "hand-plucked" samples or cut with scissors from different places around the pasture. Samples should be sent to the laboratory immediately after they are placed in a plastic bag. Remember, your results are only as good as your sample. More information about forage sampling can be found at

If you have any questions about the Forage Extension Laboratory, please contact Joe Vendramini,, (863) 735-1314 ext 205.